A golf swing has a similar appearance to other movements such as swinging an ax or swinging a baseball bat; however, the outcome of the swing is largely dependent on some well-aligned and well-timed auxiliary movement, ensuring that the club’s direction of movement to the ball matches the desired ball path, the right clubface. with the swing line, and the ball hits the sweet spot of the clubface. The ability to do this on a regular basis, across a wide range of clubs with a wide variety of clubs and club faces, is a key skill for any golfer.
The golfers prepare a shot with the non-dominant side facing the target (for a right-handed person, the target is on the left side). The player’s body and the clubface centerline are positioned parallel to the desired ball line, while the foot can be perpendicular to the ball line or slightly outward. Legs are generally shoulder-width for midsize irons and putters, narrower than shoulders for short irons and shoulder-width for long irons and wood irons. The ball is usually positioned “forward” (near the foreleg) on a low loft club. Otherwise, the ball is placed “behind” when loft increases. Most iron and putt swings have the ball in the center of a standing position, while a few shots with small or medium length irons the ball is slightly off-center to the back to ensure steady contact. between the ball and the clubface.